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September 6, 2017 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

Let “Read A Book Day” be a reminder to read every day!

Read A Book Day is a terrific initiative as long as the message resonates that you should read every day - not just today!
I have t remind my son to read every now and then. Usually, this pulls him away from a movie, TV show, or video game. As much as I over-indulge in all three of these things myself, they're the ones I most want to disrupt with a good book. He'll roll his eyes and sometimes wait until I ask again.

Overall, I think he's realized the superiority of a good book over most entertainment. As much as I want him to read, I have a growing stack of books awaiting my time. Just like the stack of video games, I've yet to play, there are just as many books... which isn't a bad thing.

My son and I frequently play games together and he really likes the engagement and time together. I've found the same to be true with reading. It's one thing to tell him to read a book, but much different if I sit down with him while we both read our books!

Setting an example is much better than telling him to do something. He respects the request more knowing that I read too. So, I'm trying to read more and part of that comes via reading with my son. Once you make it part of your routine, it's relaxing and exciting! Just as it's true of video games, reading takes you to some amazing places. Go there daily!

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